Private equity firm Dextra Partners announced the hiring of Lorne Smith as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

The move reunites Smith with Dextra’s founding partners, having previously served as general counsel of their prior firm, GoldPoint Partners.

In his new role, Smith will oversee legal and compliance matters pertaining to Dextra’s investors and investments across all strategies. He will also help spearhead several strategic growth initiatives into new distribution channels and products.

Smith worked alongside the founding partners at GoldPoint from 2006-21. Prior to joining Dextra, Smith served as general counsel of Apogem Capital, which was formed in April 2022 through the merger of GoldPoint with other investment groups by its parent company.